The Columbus North boys and girls swimmers came into Saturdays meet against Center Grove riding high.
The boys continued their recent streak of dominance, defeating the Trojans 108-78 while winning all but two events on the day. The girls team was unable to match their previous meet success, falling 115-71.
With another victory under their belts, Bull Frogs coach Logan Schaefer wants his boys to focus on cleaning up a lot of the small things moving forward.
“We’re looking for better race strategies, better execution of our races,” Schaefer said. “We are coming out and swimming against a lot of great opponents, but we are still looking to improve on a lot of tiny things that are going to pay off at the end of the season in February.”
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The meet opened with a victory for the 200-yard medley relay team of Jared Carroll, Sam Russell, Evan Patterson and Thomas Goble finishing with a time of 1 minute, 41 seconds. Russell went on to finish first in the 200 freestyle (1:48.94) and 500 freestyle (4:55.70).
Other winners for North were Nick Green in the 200 individual medley (2:03.71), Goble in the 50 freestyle (23.12), Grant Fehribach in diving (229.85), Patterson in the 100 freestyle (48.12) and Carroll in the 100 backstroke (56.97). The 200 freestyle relay team of Goble, Carroll, Patterson and Green won in 1:30.50; and the 400 freestyle relay team of Patterson, Russell, Carroll and Green was victorious in 3:19.10.
The girls were led by victories from Betsy King in the 200 freestyle (2:01.59), Olivia Morlok in the 100 freestyle (57.82) and Kaitlyn Niebrugge in the 100 backstroke (1:03.73). Niebrugge, King, Erica Samuel and Morlok won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:49.92.
“We are looking for our girls, asking for our girls and talking to them about racing hard, and when you’re tired, racing hard for your team and swimming with a lot of heart for Columbus North,” Schaefer said.